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UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calls for legal identity for all by 2030. Read Biometric Update news and in-depth features about digital identity projects in developing countries.

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for housing, anti-terrorism

It has been two steps forward and possibly two steps back again for digital ID in Africa this week. While…

 

Gates Foundation identifies biometrics as one pillar of tech “trinity” for digital inclusion

Biometric identification is one-third of a trinity of technologies that can enable more efficient and equitable resource distribution in developing…

 

International Identity Day celebrated with rich nations largely on sidelines

As the second International Identity Day takes place, September 16, 2019, a number of countries and organizations are marking the…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: International Identity Day, biometric electoral rolls on display in Ghana

The International Identity Day concept which was born of the ID4Africa movement gains significant ground as Nigeria becomes the first…

 

Democratic Republic of Congo to launch biometric population register by 2020

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is to launch a biometric ID system and population register by 2020 according to…

 

Caribou Digital and ID2020 identify barriers to digital identity for women

Barriers of information, access, ownership, societal expectations, and intersectionality must be overcome by women who struggle to acquire ID in…

 

India Post rolls out Aadhaar biometric interbank services to boost financial inclusion

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is rolling out Aadhar Enabled Payment Services (AePS) to enable customers to use biometric authentication…

 

Bangladesh to use biometrics to prevent refugee voting fraud

The Election Commission of Bangladesh has introduced a separate server to collect personal and biometric fingerprint information of people in…

 

Nigeria officially declares September 16 as National ID Day

The government of Nigeria has declared that the country will officially recognize September 16 annually as “National Identity Day” to…

 

Biometric digital identification initiatives by country

Biometric Update offers a comprehensive directory of digital identification initiatives in developing nations to assist information-gathering by government employees, companies…

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